The PlayStation 4 continues to dominate this generation of console gaming, with Sony announcing that it has sold over 40 million units.
That figure represents the number of PS4s sold-through to customers, not sold-in to retail, meaning that more than 40 million PS4 consoles have found their way into homes across the world.
On the software front, first and third-party titles PS4 games have sold 270.9 million copies at retail internationally and digitally via the PS Store. Sony president and CEO Andrew House had the following to say about the success of the console:
“We are truly grateful for the enormous support from our fans and partners across the globe, which helped us achieve this significant milestone in such a short span of time.
“We will strive to deliver even more exciting gaming experiences to our users, further driving the momentum and accelerating the expansion of the PS4 platform and its business this fiscal year by offering an unparalleled line-up of games, bringing our virtual reality system, PlayStation VR, to market and providing ground-breaking features and network services.”
Sony expects to sell another 20 million PS4 units by the end of its 2017 fiscal year. An upgraded version of the console dubbed ‘Neo’ will reportedly release sometime in September, a month before PlayStation VR drops.
The PlayStation 4.5 (AKA Neo) should feature an improved GPU, 4K output and other performance upgrades. Make sure to stay tuned to GameTribute for future developments.